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'Westworld' resumes production after wildfire delay

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HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set. [Source]

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Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.

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Homes are now piles of soot and concrete as the wildfires rapidly move through the area

Jeannette Frescas was not concerned about the Thomas Fire until the massive flames inched toward her neighborhood.

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California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire

(Reuters) - Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California's history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres.

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Thousands flee as wildfire 'beast' grows to California's third-largest

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.

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Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third-largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly blaze since the beginning of the month.

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Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third largest on record

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire since the beginning of the month.

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California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.

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Carpinteria still rosy after California wildfires spare flower farms

(Reuters) - Dani Hahn was terrified as she watched dozens of firefighters racing to light a small blaze that they hoped would clear enough space to halt the giant wildfire advancing on her rose farm at the foot of Southern California's Santa Ynez Mountains.

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California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.

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Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition leaders will hold a new round of talks in January after failing on Friday to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the troubled OPEC country.

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Crews wary as gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battled shifting winds and difficult terrain on Friday to stop a mammoth wildfire that has burned for nearly two weeks along the scenic California coastline, killing a firefighter and destroying more than 720 homes.

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Gusty winds could expand deadly California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Strong winds in the mountains near Santa Barbara may cause flare-ups on Friday in one of the largest-ever California wildfires that has claimed the life of a firefighter and burned down more than 700 homes, officials said.

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Vicious winds to test crews battling California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters in California will be tested by vicious winds on Friday morning as they battle a huge wildfire that has claimed the life of one of their colleagues and torched more than 700 homes.

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Renault revives Alpine production with 6,000-car capacity

DIEPPE, France (Reuters) - Renault has invested in plant capacity to build up to 6,000 sports cars annually under the revived Alpine brand, the company said on Thursday, as it formally opened the new production line in Dieppe, northern France.

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Santa Ana winds fuel growing California wildfire

Gusty Santa Ana winds, dry conditions and single-digit humidity in Southern California offered no relief Thursday to firefighters battling one of the largest wildfires in state history.

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Fierce winds to intensify as California wildfire grows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California firefighting crews may face strong winds on Thursday that could feed a volatile wildfire which has grown into one of the biggest in state history.

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Fierce winds to intensify as firefighters battle California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California firefighting crews may face on Thursday another round of fierce gusts that have fed a volatile wildfire, one of the largest in the state's history, as they protect homes from flames and build control lines.

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Moscow, Cairo may sign deal on Friday to resume Russian flights to Egypt: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Egypt may sign an agreement on Friday allowing to resume Russian civilian flights to Egypt, the TASS news agency cited Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov as saying on Thursday.

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Airbus executive says considering cuts to A380 production, still undecided

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Airbus SE is considering cutting production of its A380 superjumbo to six or seven planes a year, but has made no final decision on the matter, a top executive said on Thursday amid growing question marks over the future of the double-decker jet.

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More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

The largest of the fires has damaged a portion of the harvest in the country’s most productive region for both crops.

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Ford to shift midsize sedan production out of Mexico: sources

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has told suppliers it plans to shift production of midsize Fusion and Mondeo sedans out of Mexico and Spain in 2020 and move it to China, three sources said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Ford to shift midsize sedan production out of Mexico -sources

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has told suppliers it plans to shift production of midsize Fusion and Mondeo sedans out of Mexico and Spain in 2020 and move it to China, three sources said on Wednesday.

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Firefighters defend homes as huge California wildfire rages on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California's scenic coastline, destroying more than 700 homes, sought on Wednesday to defend homes from flames whipped by resurgent Santa Ana winds.

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Apple grants $390 million to Finisar to boost laser chip production

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had awarded $390 million to optical components maker Finisar Corp to boost production of laser chips that power iPhone X's features such as Face ID, Animoji and portrait mode photos.

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Exclusive: Ford to base Fusion production in China, ship to U.S. - sources

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co plans to consolidate global production of midsize sedans in China in 2020 and ship them to the United States and Europe, three sources said on Wednesday.

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Renewed winds, dry conditions hamper fight to tame California wildfire

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters trying to tame a blaze that has destroyed hundreds of homes in Southern California were facing bone-dry conditions and the return of powerful wind gusts on Wednesday.

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Winds, dry conditions to hamper efforts to tame California wildfire

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Powerful gusts of wind and bone dry conditions will remain overriding concerns for Californian firefighters on Wednesday as they seek to tame a huge blaze that has destroyed hundreds of homes.

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Apple to invest $390 million in Finisar to ramp up chip production

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will give Finisar Corp $390 million to increase production of chips that power high-profile iPhone X features including Face ID, Animojis and portrait-mode photos.

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Russian gas flows to Italy have resumed

MILAN, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Gas flows from Russia, interrupted by a blast at the Baumgarten gas hub in Austria, resumed at 2000 GMT on Tuesday, a spokesman for Italian gas grid operator Snam said. (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes, editing by Louise Heavens)

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Presumed North Korean ghost ship washes ashore

Another presumed North Korean vessel has washed up on Japan's shores, with at least one dead body on board.

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Couple loses 2 homes in 2 months to wildfires

Dr. Antonio Wong and his wife remember falling in love with their first home, a 3,000 square-foot beauty in Southern California they've owned for more than a decade.

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Mom and son scramble 5 times to stay out of California wildfire's path

Emily Vedder's heartbreaking and heartwarming story of evacuation from the Thomas Fire has shadowed the path of the devilish inferno.

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UPDATE 2-Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

* Western Digital drops effort to stop the chip sale to Bain group

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Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal.

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UPDATE 2-France-based Miner AMR starts bauxite production in Guinea

CONAKRY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Paris-based miner AMR began production at its Guinean bauxite mine on Tuesday, aiming to produce between 6 million and 10 million tonnes a year of the aluminium ore, the company said.

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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.

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UPDATE 1-France-based Miner AMR starts bauxite production in Guinea

CONAKRY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Paris-based miner AMR began production at its Guinean bauxite mine on Tuesday, aiming to produce between 6 and 10 million tonnes a year of the aluminium ore, the company said.

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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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Firefighters wrestle to control California wildfire as winds persist

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday fought to take further control of a massive California wildfire, the fifth largest in the state's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather were expected to persist throughout the week.

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Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds persist

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday hoped to take further control of a massive California wildfire, the fifth largest in the state's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather were expected to persist.

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BRIEF-Hydropothecary To Increase Production Capacity To 108,000 Kilograms Per Year Of Dried Cannabis

* HYDROPOTHECARY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION PLANS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION CAPACITY TO 108,000 KILOGRAMS PER YEAR OF DRIED CANNABIS

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Firefighters look to gain on California wildfire as winds remain relentless

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters hope gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California's history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry weather conditions are expected to persist.

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California wildfires: 'It's still not great, but it's a better bad'

Thousands of firefighters are making headway against the vast Thomas Fire burning in Southern California, expressing hope that conditions are becoming more favorable.

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Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City.

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California wildfire rages, threatens communities

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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Strained firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred 230,500 acres braced on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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UPDATE 1-Airbus may cut A380 production to six planes a year -sources

PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Airbus is exploring plans to cut A380 superjumbo production to as low as six aircraft per year as it battles to make the world's largest airliner commercially viable beyond the end of the decade, industry sources said.

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Emirates and flydubai resume operating some flights over Iraq

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates and flydubai have resumed using Iraqi airspace for flights to other countries, the Middle East airlines said on Monday, two days after Iraq declared victory in its years-long fight against Islamic state.

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Weary firefighters brace for second week battling California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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California wildfires now larger than New York City and Boston combined

Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday.

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California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds that have fueled blazes across the state for nearly a week.

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New evacuations ordered as winds reinvigorate California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California's largest wildfire pushed toward prosperous coastal cities on Sunday, prompting a new wave of evacuations as firefighters struggled to curb its destructive power with the gusty winds that have fueled fires for nearly a week.

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New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fueled destructive blazes across the state's southern region.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Crews battling California wildfires gird for return of high winds

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Santa Ana winds that have stoked wildfires across Southern California, destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing evacuations of some 200,000 people are forecast to return in force on Sunday, authorities said.

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It's not just spraying water: How the pros fight wildfires

As wildfires ravaged California this year, thousands of firefighters have taken on the massive task of containing and extinguishing flames over hundreds of thousands of acres.

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Strong winds pose fresh threat in California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown will survey the destruction of the state's devastating wildfires on Saturday, as firefighters rushed to contain the blazes before dry desert winds were expected to intensify.

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California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes

(Reuters) - Southern California's Getty Center, one of the world's wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well.

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RPT-California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

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Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again.

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First wildfire-related death confirmed in California

A woman, whose body was found at a crash site along an evacuation route, was the first-related death confirmed in a series of wildfires that ravaged Southern California this week.

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Weather eases the battle as California wildfires grow

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as milder weather aided firefighters in their efforts to slow the progress of six major blazes.

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California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

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No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South California as dry winds fanned flames that ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community.

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Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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BRIEF-Cargill Invests Over $15 Mln In New Piglet Feed Production Line In Tianjin

* CARGILL INVESTS MORE THAN $15 MILLION IN NEW PIGLET FEED PRODUCTION LINE IN TIANJIN, CHINA

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Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes.

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.

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California wildfires have scorched more than 140,000 acres and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate

Wildfires roared across Southern California for a fifth day Friday, with new blazes prompting additional evacuations as neighborhoods went up in flames in San Diego County.

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires ravaging southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday that have swept across densely populated Southern California, destroying at least 500 structures and chasing 190,000 people from their homes over the past five days.

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Out-of-control wildfires devastate California

Four major wildfires are torching the Los Angeles area

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California wildfire racing toward tourist area

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County had burned 96,000 acres as of Thursday, making it roughly the size of Denver and nearly three times bigger than the most destructive of the Napa-Sonoma fires. CNN's Sara Sidner has the updates.

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BRIEF-Verizon - Customers In Southern California Areas Hardest Hit By Wildfires Will Be Offered Free Unlimited Talk, Text And Data from Dec 7-Dec 10

* VERIZON -CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREAS HARDEST HIT BY WILDFIRES WILL BE OFFERED FREE UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND DATA FROM DEC 7 THROUGH DEC 10​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate

When wildfires threaten, be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, officials say. Here are some suggestions on how to get ready for such an emergency.

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BRIEF-Validus Provides Initial Estimate of Losses from Oct California Wildfires

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS, LTD. PROVIDES INITIAL ESTIMATE OF NET LOSSES FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES AND COMMENTS ON U.S. HOUSE AND SENATE TAX REFORM BILLS

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Congress moves to avoid government shutdown, talks resume Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday moved rapidly to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and other controversial issues for later this month.

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Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year

(Reuters) - Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.

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Why California's wildfires are spreading so quickly

It's been an especially devastating year for wildfires in California, with four of the deadliest in the last 12 months, according to state records.

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‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.

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Winds whip up wildfires, forcing mass evacuations in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to fan several relentless wildfires in southern California on Thursday, where hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes around Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city.

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Jerusalem, Franken, Wildfires: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Wildfire burns homes, winery in L.A.'s posh Bel-Air neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wind-whipped wildfire raged on Wednesday into a wealthy Southern California neighborhood, destroying at least four homes, threatening dozens more and scorching a building at a winery owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

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Chelsea Handler evacuates home amid wildfire threat

Comedian Chelsea Handler is among the thousands who have had to flee their homes over the last three days as several wildfires burn in Southern California.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Vladimir Putin, Wildfires: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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'Westworld' resumes production after wildfire delay

HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set.

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YRC closes freight terminals in California due to wildfire

Dec 6 (Reuters) - YRC Worldwide Inc said on Wednesday it closed two freight terminals in California due to a wildfire.

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This is what wildfires look like from space

How massive are the wildfires torching Southern California? Smoke from the blazes is clearly visible from 438 miles above the Earth.

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CA wildfires prompt TV production shutdowns

Raging wildfires in Southern California have caused at least two television series to temporarily shut down production for safety reasons, the show's studios tell CNN.

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BRIEF-RenaissanceRe Announces $90 Million Initial Estimated Net Negative Impact From Oct 2017 California Wildfires

* RENAISSANCERE ANNOUNCES $90 MILLION INITIAL ESTIMATED NET NEGATIVE IMPACT FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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BRIEF-Hengtong Optic-Electric scraps plan to bid for General Cable, share trade to resume

* SAYS IT SCRAPS PLAN TO BID FOR GENERAL CABLE CORP AS THE BIDDING PRICE EXCEEDS COMPANY'S EXPECTATION

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Unrelenting California wildfire threatens thousands of homes

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - An unrelenting wildfire fanned by hot, dry Santa Ana winds threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, California, on Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to race for safety.

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As wildfires consumed homes, five friends grabbed garden hoses and went to work

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the fast-moving wildfires in Ventura County, California. And for a few hours late Monday night, they had help from a band of friends armed only with garden hoses.

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Hundreds of homes destroyed by out-of-control California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire whipped by hot, dry Santa Ana winds destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings in and around Ventura, California, on Tuesday as thousands of residents were forced to flee ahead of the flames.

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Emergency declared as wildfires rage near Los Angeles; thousands flee

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of Californians north and west of Los Angeles fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires spread rapidly overnight, fueled by strong desert winds that hampered firefighters, officials said on Tuesday.

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Photos: Wildfire spreads in Southern California

See photos from the Thomas Fire, which started north of Santa Paula, California, on Monday, December 4. Dozens of buildings have been destroyed and thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes.

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Wildfires near Los Angeles force thousands to evacuate; one dead

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Two wind-fueled wildfires north and west of Los Angeles have caused at least one death, forced the evacuations of thousands of people and triggered widespread power outages, officials said on Tuesday.

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Thousands flee wildfire in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - A rapidly spreading wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Wildfire forces thousands to flee homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Fast-moving wildfire threatens homes near L.A.

Pushed by powerful Santa Ana winds, a Southern California fire spread with explosive speed, forcing hundreds to evacuate.

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Growing wildfire threatens hundreds of homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire, stoked by strong wind gusts, in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened hundreds of homes on Monday and forced nearby residents and students at a small college to evacuate, fire and school officials said.

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UPDATE 1-Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey, who is facing a number of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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'House of Cards' production to resume without Kevin Spacey

Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of "House of Cards" without Kevin Spacey, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.

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Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey. The final season will have eight episodes, the company said at a UBS media conference. (Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Alden Bentley)

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U.S. embassy to Russia to resume some visa services after diplomatic row

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy to Russia said on Monday it would restart some visa services in U.S. consulates which it had previously canceled due to diplomatic expulsions that had left it short-staffed.

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BRIEF-B2gold Achieves Commercial Production At Fekola Mine Ahead Of Schedule

* B2GOLD ACHIEVES COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION AT FEKOLA MINE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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Zuma says South Africa and Morocco will resume diplomatic ties: media

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa and Morocco will resume diplomatic ties more than a decade after Morocco withdrew its ambassador from Pretoria, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

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Disney Is Said to Have Resumed Talks to Buy Parts of Fox

The move comes as the Murdoch family decides whether to sell big parts of its empire, as the media industry continues to consolidate.

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Girl presumed dead, mom's boyfriend arrested

A missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl is believed to be dead and her mother's live-in boyfriend faces charges in connection with her disappearance, authorities said.

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Man charged as authorities says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

(Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of three-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local sheriff said on Saturday.

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Man charged as FBI says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

(Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Saturday.

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Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

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BRIEF-Wins Finance Holdings To Resume Trading On Nasdaq

* WINS FINANCE HOLDINGS INC - ‍EXPECTS THAT ITS ORDINARY SHARES WILL RESUME TRADING ON NASDAQ STOCK MARKET ON DECEMBER 4, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Oil prices gain after OPEC extension of production cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Friday after OPEC and other major producers agreed to extend their production curbs in a widely expected move aimed at ending a persistent glut in global supplies.

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices gain after OPEC extension of production cut

* Extension to be reviewed in June for signs of oil overheating

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Oil prices steady after OPEC extension of production cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. oil held steady on Friday after OPEC and other major producers agreed to extend production curbs in a widely expected move aimed at ending a persistent glut in global supplies.

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WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.

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UPDATE 1-WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.

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BRIEF-PetroShale SAYS ‍RECORDED AVERAGE PRODUCTION OF 1,894 BOE PER DAY FOR Q3

* PETROSHALE ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2017

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UPDATE 2-Hyundai workers resume production of Kona SUV after 2-day strike

* Union, company at odds over how to expand output of Kona Hyundai says U.S. launch would not be affected by the row (Adds comment from Hyundai spokeswoman, share price)

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UPDATE 1-Hyundai union resumes Kona output after 2-day strike

SEOUL, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor workers resumed production of the Kona sport utility vehicle late on Tuesday, after a nearly two-day strike over the company's decision to expand the model's output ahead of its launch in the United States.

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BRIEF-ExxonMobil Starts Production At Hebron Field

* PROJECT EXPECTS TO PRODUCE UP TO 150,000 BARRELS OF OIL PER DAY AT PEAK FROM HEBRON FIELD​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Hawaii to resume Cold War-era nuclear siren tests amid North Korea threat

(Reuters) - Hawaii this week will resume monthly statewide testing of its Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time in about 30 years, in preparation for a potential missile launch from North Korea, emergency management officials said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Transcanada Says Keystone To Resume Crude Oil Deliveries On Nov. 28

* KEYSTONE TO RESUME CRUDE OIL DELIVERIES ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

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BRIEF-RNC Plans To Double Beta Hunt Nickel Production In 2018

* RNC PLANS TO DOUBLE BETA HUNT NICKEL PRODUCTION IN 2018 AND RESUMES DISCUSSIONS WITH FINANCING AND OFFTAKE PARTNERS FOR DUMONT NICKEL-COBALT PROJECT

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Brazil's Petrobras starts production in pre-salt Libra block

BRASILIA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and its partners began production in the pre-salt Libra block of the Santos basin on Sunday, a securities exchange filing showed.

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Some Bali flights resume after volcano interrupts travel

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Some international airlines have resumed flights to Bali on Sunday after the Indonesian island's Mount Agung volcano erupted for the second time in less than a week on Saturday evening.

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Alcoa Canada, union resume aluminum smelter contract talks

TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Alcoa Corp and the United Steelworkers have agreed to resume contract talks with a government-appointed conciliator, the union said on Thursday, averting a potential strike at the Becancour, Quebec aluminum smelter.

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BRIEF-Raise Production reports qtrly shr loss $0.01

* Raise Production Inc announces third quarter 2017 financial results and provides operations update

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Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.

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Iraq to resume payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it had accepted a proposal from Iraq to pay 0.5 percent of its 2018 oil proceeds toward compensation for $4.6 billion owed to Kuwait for destruction of its oil facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War occupation.

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Iraq to resume payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait - UN

GENEVA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it had accepted a proposal from Iraq to pay 0.5 percent of its 2018 oil proceeds towards compensation for $4.6 billion owed to Kuwait for destruction of its oil facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War occupation.

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BRIEF-Americas Silver Corp commences production at its San Rafael mine

* Americas Silver Corp commences production at its San Rafael mine

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U.S. envoy to Russia: visa consultations in consulates may resume soon - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Visa consultations in U.S. consulates in Russia could be resumed in the near future, TASS news agency cited U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman as saying on Monday.

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Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police officers on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time in a corruption probe, Israeli media reported.

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Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model.

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BRIEF-DSM acquires Brazilian production facility from Amyris

* DSM expands strategic alliance with Amyris and acquires Brazilian production facility from Amyris

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Daimler to invest $755 million in China for electric car, battery production: executive

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany's Daimler AG plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China for factory capacity to manufacture electric cars and the batteries that power them, part of an effort to help its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands comply with the country's green car production and sales quotas.

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BRIEF-TANGO MINING ANNOUNCES RECOMMENCEMENT OF PRODUCTION AT OENA

* TANGO ANNOUNCES RECOMMENCEMENT OF PRODUCTION AT OENA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-GeoPark Ltd sees ‍2018 average production of 31,500 boepd-32,500 boepd​

* GeoPark Ltd - ‍has approved risk-balanced work program for 2018 that will increase production by an estimated 15-20% and boost operating cash flows​

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UPDATE 2-Dutch court rejects government's Groningen gas production plan

THE HAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The highest Dutch administrative court has rejected the government's plan to cap production at a major gas field that has caused damaging earthquakes, saying it might be possible to cut output further without endangering supplies.

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Dutch court rejects government's Groningen gas production plan

AMSTERDAM, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The highest Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a government plan to cap production at the Groningen gas field for the next five years, ordering it to review its decision within 12 months.

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Foxconn's third quarter profit tumbles after iPhone X production hurdles

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple Inc products saw margins squeezed by production bottlenecks for the iPhone X.

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UPDATE 3-Foxconn's Q3 profit tumbles after iPhone X production hurdles

* Q4 expected to see recovery on iPhone ramp-up - analysts (Recasts, add milestones for profit declines)

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Foxconn's third quarter profit slides below estimates after iPhone X production hurdles

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn , the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, saw quarterly profit slide 39 percent - a result far below estimates and widely attributed to production issues for Apple Inc's iPhone X.

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UPDATE 2-Foxconn's Q3 profit slides below estimates after iPhone X production hurdles

* Q4 expected to see recovery on iPhone ramp-up - analyst (Recasts and adds analyst comment)

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Brazil resumes murder trial in Samarco mining disaster

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A court in Brazil decided on Monday to resume criminal proceedings, including consideration of murder charges, related to the 2015 Samarco mine disaster, throwing out a challenge from two defendants claiming that evidence was illegally collected.

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BRIEF-Chugai Pharma considering selling production rights of some medications to Taiyo - Nikkei

* Chugai Pharma considering selling production, sales rights of some 15 medications with expired patents to Taiyo Holdings for about 20 billion yen - Nikkei Source text : (http://s.nikkei.com/2iRwewI) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Yuma Energy Q3 production 2,348 boe/d, up 53.5 pct

* Yuma Energy, Inc. announces third quarter 2017 financial results

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United resumes Newark-Delhi flights after halt due to poor air quality

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - United Airlines on Sunday resumed flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, according to the airline's website, after suspending the service temporarily over concerns about poor air quality in the Indian capital.

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Yemeni airline says not resumed commercial flights after blockade

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's national airline said on Sunday it still lacks the security permits needed to resume commercial flights, a day after the transport minister said some flights would be allowed as a nationwide blockade is eased.

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BRIEF-HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF PRODUCTION FROM JOHNSON #1H WELL

* HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES TIE-IN TO GAS SALES LINE AND COMMENCEMENT OF PRODUCTION FROM JOHNSON #1H WELL

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BRIEF-Freehold Royalties increases 2017 production guidance

* Third quarter results: Freehold increases 2017 production guidance

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Venezuela government and opposition to resume dialogue effort

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition will resume efforts to hold dialogue, the third attempt in a year by the administration of President Nicolas Maduro and his adversaries to break up a bitter political stalemate.

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A look at wine country after the wildfires

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BRIEF-Air Products and Chemicals ‍signs agreement with Yankuang group for $3.5 bln coal-to-syngas production facility in China​

* Signs investment cooperation agreement with yankuang group for $3.5 billion coal-to-syngas production facility in China​

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EU plans credits, fines to boost low-emission car production

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union proposed tougher car emissions targets on Wednesday including a credit system for carmakers to encourage the rollout of electric vehicles and fines for exceeding carbon dioxide limits.

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EU plans credit system, fines to push low-emission car production

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union proposed tougher car emissions targets on Wednesday including a credit system for carmakers to encourage production of electric vehicles and fines for exceeding carbon dioxide limits.

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UPDATE 2-EU plans credit system, fines to push low-emission car production

* Plans mirror moves in low emission leader California (Updates with package published, quotes, details)

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Palestinians say resumed security coordination with Israel

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian forces in the occupied West Bank have resumed security coordination with Israel that they suspended in July in protest at its policies on Jerusalem, the Palestinian chief of police said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Canadian Natural Resources targets overall production between 1.09 mln and 1.17 mln boe/d ‍in 2018​

* ‍In 2018, targets overall production between 1,090,000 and 1,170,000 boe/d​

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Canadian Natural Resources sees 17 pct rise in 2018 production

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd on Tuesday forecast a 17 percent rise in 2018 production, although it lowered its capital budget for the year.

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ABB overhauls Power Grids, cuts U.S. and Swiss production

ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB is reorganizing part of its global power grids operations as the Swiss engineering group responds to the division's sluggish profitability and falling orders.

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ABB overhauls global Power Grids business, halts production at U.S, Swiss plants

ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB is reorganising part of its global power grids operations as the Swiss engineering group responds to sluggish profitability and falling orders in the business.

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EU resumes Bayer-Monsanto deal review; new deadline March 5

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has resumed its antitrust review of Bayer's planned takeover of U.S. seed maker Monsanto after the companies were given time to provide more information.

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U.S. embassy in Turkey says resumes processing visas on 'limited basis'

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States has resumed processing visas at its missions in Turkey on a "limited basis", the embassy said in an email on Monday, in what could signal a tentative improvement in the ongoing diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

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Nissan to resume domestic production of cars for Japan on Tuesday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan plans to resume production of vehicles for its home market at five of its domestic plants from Tuesday after Japan's transport ministry approved changes to the improper final-inspection procedures that forced a major vehicle recall.

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Chesapeake warns of modest 2018 production growth

(Reuters) - U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp on Thursday missed Wall Street's quarterly revenue estimates and warned of flat-to-modest production growth next year, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent.

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UPDATE 3-Chesapeake warns of modest 2018 production growth

Nov 2 (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp on Thursday missed Wall Street's quarterly revenue estimates and warned of flat-to-modest production growth next year, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent.

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Chesapeake sees flat-to-modest production growth in 2018

(Reuters) - Oil and gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp said on Thursday it expected a flat-to-modest production growth in 2018 and plans to invest less capital, sending its shares down 3.8 percent in premarket trading.

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UPDATE 2-Cenovus' profit beats Street view, production more than doubles

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Cenovus Energy Inc's third-quarter adjusted profit beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as it benefited from the purchase of ConocoPhillips' Canadian oil-sands assets that more than doubled production.

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UPDATE 1-Canadian Natural Resources posts profit on higher production, prices

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd on Thursday reported a third-quarter profit, rebounding from a year-ago loss, helped by higher production and average realized prices for crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL).

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BRIEF-Petroteq Energy secures interest-free loan from founder to increase facility and accelerate production capacity

* Petroteq Energy Inc secures interest-free loan from founder to increase facility and accelerate production capacity

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Kurds offer joint border deployment as Iraq threatens to resume military operations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Thursday it has offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing with Turkey, with participation of representatives from the U.S.-led coalition helping fight the Islamic State group.

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Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq's borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria.

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Tesla delays Model 3 volume production amid biggest-ever quarterly loss

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday pushed back its target for volume production on its new Model 3 sedan by about three months, saying that while progress fixing bottlenecks was made, it was difficult to predict how long it would take for all production issues to be fixed.

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BRIEF-Imperial looking at ways to increase Kearl production to 240,000 bpd

* Says identified ways to increase production at Kearl oil sands mine to 240,000 bpd over next two years

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BRIEF-‍BAE Systems begins production of long range anti-ship missile sensor​

* ‍BAE Systems says begins production of long range anti-ship missile sensor​

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California insurance agency: wildfires losses at $3.3 billion, rising

(Reuters) - Wildfires in California have caused insured losses of more than $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers, and the figure will rise, the California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday.

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California Department of Insurance says wildfires losses at $3.3 billion and rising

(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday that insured losses for deadly wildfires in the state are $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers.

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UPDATE 1-Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production after Spacey allegation

LOS ANGELES, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc indefinitely halted production of political drama "House of Cards" on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against series star Kevin Spacey.

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Netflix Suspends Production of ‘House of Cards’

The streaming service made the announcement two days after the show’s star, Kevin Spacey, was accused of making an unwanted sexual advance on a boy in the 1980s.

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Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production after Spacey allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc suspended production of political drama "House of Cards" on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against star Kevin Spacey, the streaming service and the show's producer said in a statement.

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'House of Cards' production halted following allegation

Production on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" has been halted after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault against an actor who claims he was a minor at the time of the alleged incident.

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China steel capital Tangshan to halve winter iron production capacity: sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tangshan, China's top steelmaking city, plans to temporarily halve its iron production capacity from mid-November until mid-March as local authorities step up efforts to fight winter smog, a notice from the municipal government showed on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-CASCADES INVESTS $21 MLN TO INCREASE PRODUCTION OF PACKAGING FOR FRESH FOODS

* CASCADES INVESTS $21M TO INCREASE ITS PRODUCTION OF INNOVATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PACKAGING FOR FRESH FOODS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Briggs & Stratton to move production from Japan to plants in U.S.

* Briggs & Stratton to move production from Japan to its plants in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama

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Work resumes normally in Catalonia as Spain enforces direct rule

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Work resumed normally in Catalonia and calm reigned on the streets on Monday despite calls for civil disobedience from secessionist politicians, in early signs the direct rule imposed to stop an independence bid was taking hold.

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Spain's control over Catalonia to be tested on Monday as work resumes

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's control over Catalonia will be tested on Monday when politicians and civil servants return to work amid uncertainty over whether they will accept direct rule imposed by the central government to stop the region's independence bid.

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Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume distribution of food in northern Rakhine state which was suspended for two months, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

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Insured losses from deadly California wildfires could hit $3 billion

(Reuters) - Insured property losses from wildfires that raged through Northern California wine country this month, killing at least 42 people and destroying thousands of businesses and homes, could total $2 billion to $3 billion, a risk-modeling firm said on Thursday.

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Nikkei resumes climb to new 21-year high, helped by banks, tech firms

TOKYO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1 percent to a 21-year high on Friday, led by banking shares as U.S. yields remained high and by tech shares after their U.S. counterparts posted strong earnings.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Wildfires at Your Doorstep

More than one-third of American homes are in what firefighters call the “wildland urban interface,” where they risk burning in wildfires.

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BRIEF-Banro announces Q3 2017 production results and gold delivery deferrals

* Banro announces q3 2017 production results and gold delivery deferrals

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BRIEF-Panasonic will simultaneously increase production in Japan, China, U.S. - Nikkei

* Panasonic will simultaneously increase production in Japan, China, U.S. - Nikkei

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Apple reduced Face ID accuracy to ease production: Bloomberg

The Face ID system - among the $999 iPhone X's most talked about features - uses a mathematical model of users' faces to allow them to sign on to their phones or pay for goods with a steady glance at their phones.

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Toys 'R' Us says most top vendors have resumed shipments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vendors to Toys 'R' Us have resumed shipping top products, a bankruptcy lawyer said on Tuesday, allowing the retailer to stock its shelves ahead of the all-important holiday season.

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Refugee admissions to resume with more vetting

As President Donald Trump's travel ban restrictions expire, the administration will allow refugees from all countries -- but with new, enhanced vetting rules, according to a senior administration official.

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Contractor builds three tiny homes to help wildfire victims

Charlie McEvoy was like everybody else in Northern California as he watched massive wildfires tear through his Sonoma County community: shocked and saddened beyond words.

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UPDATE 2-Monte dei Paschi shares to resume trading after 10-month halt

MILAN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Monte dei Paschi di Siena shares will resume trading on Wednesday 10 months after they were suspended when Italy's fourth-largest bank failed to raise capital to bolster its finances.